Month: January 2015

The Perfect Off Camera Flash Setup?

I’d never heard of the Hong Kong manufacturer Cactus until I attended this years Societies Convention at the Hilton Metropole, Edgware Road in London. Not only was their UK distributor at the trade show demonstrating the product but they were also mentioned favorably by a couple of photographers whose talks

Olympus Lighting Workshop at Fotofilia

Readers of this blog will know I’m something of an Olympus aficionado having converted to the OM-D lineup of cameras almost two years ago now. It was great to discover therefore that Olympus have set up their West Midlands training academy in Birmingham, close to where I live, at the

Lightroom and Photoshop – Organising Catalogs

So like I said I’ve finally taken the plunge and signed up to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers for one year. If by the end of it I’m not creating images like this I may well rescind my membership! Here’s the first in my Learning Lightroom and Photoshop posts –

So I Finally Switched to Adobe Creative Cloud

After much deliberation and soul searching I have finally switched to Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Photographers image management and processing solution (otherwise known as Lightroom and Photoshop). I know I’m very late coming to the Photoshop party. For years now I have messed around with other applications (including Elements, the

Paradise Lost

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.” John Milton – Paradise Lost Which could well apply to what some people think of the old Birmingham Central Library and surrounding Paradise Circus area which will soon be no more

5 Things I Learned About Photography in 2014

Despite not getting enough time to spend on photography in 2014 I did get some images I am pleased with and learned some new stuff as well. Here are five things that come to mind as being most significant and which I am finding to be most helpful with my

My 12 Favourite Shots from 2014

Just what it says really! All images copyright Peter Cripps Photography.

Saving the Library of Birmingham’s Photographic Archive

The new Library of Birmingham was opened in September 2013 by Malala Yousafszai the young Pakistani human rights activist and Nobel laureate. The old Birmingham Central Library, famous for its brutalist style architecture was opened in 1973 and is due to be demolished this month it having twice failed to

A Website.